Shogunate Japan

  • Jan 1, 1180

    Minamato Clan Seizes Power in the Emperors Name

    The Minamoto were one of four great clans that dominated Japanese politics during the Heian period — the other three were the Fujiwara, the Taira, and the Tachibana.
  • Jan 1, 1232

    ‘Goseibai Shikimoku’ legal code established.

    Before enacting the Goseibai Shikimoku, the Kamakura shogunate conducted trials without formal laws. After the Jōkyū War, an increasing number of land disputes between its vassals, and peasants made fair trials indispensable.
  • Jan 1, 1268

    First Mongol Invasion of Japan

    With an estimated 15,000 Mongol and Chinese soldiers and 8,000 Korean soldiers, in 300 large vessels and 400-500 smaller crafts. Around nightfall, a severe storm caused the Mongol ship captains to suggest that the land troops re-embark the ships in order to avoid the risk of being marooned on Japanese soil.
  • Jan 1, 1281

    Second Mongol Invasion of Japan

    Consisted of 900 ships and 40 000 Korean, Chinese and Mongol troops. And a second fleet of 100 000 troops on 3 500 ships. Apparently, Southern Song type ships were too costly and their construction was too slow, so the traditional types were constructed.
  • Jan 1, 1324

    Emperor Go-Daigo overthrows the Kamakura government.

    His plot was spottted immediately and foiled.
  • Jan 1, 1348

    Rivalry between Northern and Southern Emperors begins

    Lasted until 1351(3 years).
  • Jan 1, 1392

    Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu

    Yoshimitsu brings about the end to Nanboku-cho fighting. This event had the effect of firmly establishing the authority of the Muromachi shogunate and suppressing the power of the regional age daimyo who might challenge that central authority
  • Jan 1, 1467

    Beginning of the Warring States Era

    In 1467, there was a fight about who should be the next Ashikaga Shogun. This was the cause of a lot of wars for eleven years. Most of the city of Kyoto was destroyed in the fighting and the power of the Ashikaga Bakufu ended. This first war ended in 1477 but the fighting started again and continued for more than a hundred years.
  • Jan 1, 1543

    Firearms Arrive in Japan

    Blown off course during a storm, Portuguese traders shipwrecked near Tangeshima island off the southern coast of Japan. Intrigued by the Portuguese firearms, the local daimyo warlord bought two guns from the European sailors and commissioned his swordsmith to make copies.
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    Tokugawa shogunate rule

    The Tokugawa shogun was started by Emperor Go-Yōzei, and situated there capital at Edo(Now known as Tokyo). The Tokugawa Shogunate lasted for 268 years.